One thing to consider when choosing an overhead garage door is the weather in your area. High winds or areas prone to hurricanes may require special materials or additional bracing to deal with the weather. Due to their size, garage doors are particularly susceptible to wind damage. You may want to consider additional bracing, heavier track gauging and additional hardware if you live near the ocean. For example, a Sacramento overhead door may not have the same requirements as one in coastal Florida would. Failure to properly secure your panel could lead to you having to pay for garage door dent repair or worse – a new door entirely.
In high weather areas, you’ll also want to get your garage door spring inspected more often. This should be done at least once a year, depending on how often you use the garage door. It’s definitely a job you’ll want to leave to the professionals. Considering the incredible tension they are under, springs are a serious safety risk and can cause serious harm and even death if accidentally released.
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Regular inspection is also a good idea, especially if you live in an area with high winds. Contact Sac’s Garage Door Repair today to schedule an inspection. Serving the Rocklin and Greater Sacramento areas, all our work is guaranteed 100%. Give us a call anytime, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week or book an appointment online. We’ll be happy to help. Our technicians are certified and professional.
Old Overhead Garage Door? Consider Installing a New Model
Older garage doors can be a serious safety risk during hurricane season. Even if it is in relatively good repair, you might consider installing a newer garage door. Modern garage doors are made of stronger materials and designed to stand up to intense hurricanes, especially as climate change becomes more of an everyday reality. Avoid cheap, thin models. Instead, go for a steel garage that offers better insulation.
Talk to your local professional garage door service company and see what they suggest when it comes to installing a garage door better equipped for hurricanes. Considering how much of your home the garage door protects, the investment really pays for itself. In an extreme storm, your garage door needs to stand up not only to the storm itself, but also any potential looting that may follow.
How to Repair Your Garage Door Bottom Seal
If you haven’t repaired your garage door bottom seal in awhile, you can replace it yourself for about $50. It’s a simple garage door repair that can be done in a few hours in an afternoon. The bottom seal helps keep out rain and debris and is essential during heavy rains and hurricanes.
Start by removing the old seal. You’ll want to measure the new seal according to the width, height, and thickness of your garage door. In addition to a new garage door seal, you’ll also want to buy V-strip weather stripping, a tube of exterior caulk and, if you have a wooden door, a small can of wood sealer.
You may have a garage that has a metal track with a replaceable rubber seal. If you do, replace this with a cold weather” silicone-type seal. Its flexible design helps it to last longer during cold weather.
Remove the old seal by sliding out the rubber. You might need to open the track ends with a flathead screwdriver. Cut the new seal with a knife and slide it back against the door. This may take a little elbow grease. Once it’s in place, remove the excess trim and thank yourself for a job well done. Replacing the bottom seal is one of the easiest garage door repairs you can do, but it is absolutely essential during the rainy season.